Fish Aquarium Webquest Nicole Burke

Fish in the tank

African and South American Cichlids

These fish will be put in an 155 Gallon freshwater tank, with water temperatures ranging from 75°F to 83°F. The ph balance of the water will also range from 7.5 to 7.8.


* Hikari Cichlid Staple large pellet food as a daily staple

* Julian Sprung's Sea Veggies once a week in veggie clip

* Hikari Algae Wafers as a daily staple for plecos

* Ocean Nutrition Cichlid Veggie Formula as a daily flake food

* Ocean Nutrition Cichlid Omni Formula, fed every other day with veggie flakes.

* Feeding times: Daily, between 9-10 a.m. and 4-5 p.m.

Equipment Needed

* All-Glass, 155-gallon Bowfront Aquarium 72" x 17" x 25-1/4" high

* Glass canopy

* Black-finished wood stand 74" x 19" x 28" high

* Two 36" All-Glass 110-watt compact fluorescent strip lights

* Two 250W Jager Thermostat Heaters

* ATI Thermometer

* Eheim Pro II 2028 and Magnum 350 canister filter with BIO-Wheel

* Recommended Eheim media and Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon

* Timer to create photoperiod: Approximately 12 hours (8 a.m.-8 p.m.)

Conditions: The only conditions that this tank would have is to be placed byword dows so it has some natural sunlight. Nothing else special is needed to keep the fish alive.

Feeding and Water Quality and Checks


* Feed fish

* Check water level and fill if needed

* Check filter operation, clean if flow rate is slow

* Check water temperature


* Test ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, and alkalinity

* Add buffer if needed

* Clean magnum filter


* Clean inside/outside aquarium glass, glass canopy, and strip lights

* Perform 25% water change


* Change carbon in Magnum Filter

* Rinse all media in Eheim with non-chlorinated water


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